Do you really know your husband? After ten years of marriage Sarah McAdams thinks she does. That’s why she’s so surprised when her husband Jonathan, who has devoted most of that time to trying to write the great American literary novel, willing decides to take over the Duke Danforth thriller series when its creator, Harrison Cole, suddenly dies. Since Sarah has been supporting her husband emotionally and financially all of that time, she can understand why he might wish to have the independence that success can bring, but she is uncertain whether it is good for either their marriage or his writing.
But Jonathan’s decision soon proves to be but the first of many surprises that will come to jeopardize both their marriage and their lives.